Blood-Charity of Sheikh Ul Akbar for Which He Gave his Life
I heard from our Grandsheikh Abdullah this tale describing the real powers of Awliya. He was speaking of the miracles of Sheikh Muhiyyudin Ibn al Arabi; Esh-Sheikh Al-Akbar. In his books he wrote many predictions for the future. He said: “If ‘sin’ is going into ‘shin’ then will appear the tomb of Sheikh Muhiyyudin.” After he was killed for saying to the people: “The God you worship is under my feet,” many years passed with his burial place in obscurity, until Sultan Selim captured Sham. Selim (initial letter ‘siin’) entered Sham (initial letter ‘shin’) as predicted.
A Column Of Light From The Tomb To The Sky
On the first Friday Sultan Selim ordered a bath, and ordered that no one else be permitted inside. He took off his clothes, and was stepping into the bath-dome when he saw someone sitting there. He quickly became angry, “Who is that?” Came the reply, “Oh Sultan, just go and bring soap and a wash-cloth and wash my back.” The Sultan carried out the order, thinking: “This is no ordinary person.” This person asked, “Oh Sultan, do you know who I am?” “For the sake of Allah, tell me, who are you?” replied the Sultan. “I am Muhiyyudin Ibn al Arabi,” said this person. Then the Sultan kissed his hands and feet. The Sheikh then asked the Sultan to find his tomb and build a dome and mosque there. “How can I find the tomb?”asked the Sultan. The Sheikh answered,“Before fajr (the dawn prayer) go up a minaret and look toward Jebel Qasiyun. You will see a column of light reaching to the sky.” The Sultan carried out this order and sent workers to dig at that spot. They found Sheikh Muhiyyudin intact in his shroud. Then the eldest living person in Sham was brought to show the spot where he had stepped and said:” The God you worship is under my feet.” Digging there they found two copper cauldrons filled with gold. It was used to build the mosque, and to provide three meals a day for all fuqara (the poor). He said: “If anyone eats and drinks from my charity, even if he is a hypocrite, he must be changed to real belief in the end.” Now even rich people come on Fridays to drink soup, hoping to reach that reward. The gold was his blood money. He gave his life for that charity. So many miracles there are for the Awliya (saints)of this Ummah (nation), giving an indication for the proof and power of the Prophet Muhammad (sal). You can’t find Saints now in any religion except Islam. I am ready to meet with anyone; if someone says that there is a Saint with miracles from another religion. I am the weakest in this religion, but I am ready to destroy his miracles with the power of my Grandsheikh. I am saying this to the whole world.